Verizon CEO says Tour and Storm 2 coming soon

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The CEO of Verizon, Lowell McAdam, loves to tease us with news of upcoming devices. A couple weeks ago, he said that “over the next six months or so you will see devices like Palm Pre and a second generation Storm.”

Well he’s recently elaborated on that statement at the Barclays Capital conference in New York.

“Over the next six months or so,” he said, “you will see devices like the Palm Pre and the Cousin on our network from Palm. You will see a second-generation [BlackBerry] Storm. You will see a new device we call the Tour from BlackBerry as well. That is an upscale of any other QWERTY-based devices that we have from BlackBerry today.”

It’s hard to extract anything tangible from his comments which have clearly been well-rehearsed. In general, you can expect a CEO to use a longer release schedule to avoid concerns that the company cannot make a deadline. The under-promise-over-deliver factor here could put the Tour release this August and the Storm 2 around September/October.

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  • Paul Johnson

    Why is it so hard to just ask the obvious question and not settle for the evasive answer? “Will Verizon be selling the Palm Pre.” There are lots of cellphones that are “like the Palm Pre.” Frankly, I don’t think that Palm will give in to Verizon’s control of the interface and regressive pricing policy, any more than Apple did.

  • Paul Johnson

    Why is it so hard to just ask the obvious question and not settle for the evasive answer? “Will Verizon be selling the Palm Pre.” There are lots of cellphones that are “like the Palm Pre.” Frankly, I don’t think that Palm will give in to Verizon’s control of the interface and regressive pricing policy, any more than Apple did.

  • Paul Johnson

    Why is it so hard to just ask the obvious question and not settle for the evasive answer? “Will Verizon be selling the Palm Pre.” There are lots of cellphones that are “like the Palm Pre.” Frankly, I don’t think that Palm will give in to Verizon’s control of the interface and regressive pricing policy, any more than Apple did.

  • Paul Johnson

    Why is it so hard to just ask the obvious question and not settle for the evasive answer? “Will Verizon be selling the Palm Pre.” There are lots of cellphones that are “like the Palm Pre.” Frankly, I don’t think that Palm will give in to Verizon’s control of the interface and regressive pricing policy, any more than Apple did.

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  • Dave

    Paul, please consider that Steve Jobs & Company is probably the most control-freakish company on the planet. Basing your opinion of what Palm might do, based on Apple’s conduct, is a fool’s errand, IMO. The idea behind a company with tangible goods or services is to SELL the stuff! The more channels available for public consumption, the better. Care to explain how Chrysler dumping dealers is going to net them higher sales??

  • Dave

    Paul, please consider that Steve Jobs & Company is probably the most control-freakish company on the planet. Basing your opinion of what Palm might do, based on Apple’s conduct, is a fool’s errand, IMO. The idea behind a company with tangible goods or services is to SELL the stuff! The more channels available for public consumption, the better. Care to explain how Chrysler dumping dealers is going to net them higher sales??

  • Paul Johnson

    Dave, Chrysler dumping dealers will net them higher sales if it means that they can devote the franchise expenditures to producing a quality vehicle that people want to buy. Palm is not competing to be the lowest cost producer (which is where the philosophy of “SELL the stuff” belongs), but to be successful in the quality-conscious smartphone market (where Windows Mobile’s philosophy of “SELL the stuff” is hurting Microsoft). Verizon cripples its smartphones (like the Storm) in ways that would hurt Palm in the long run.

  • Paul Johnson

    Dave, Chrysler dumping dealers will net them higher sales if it means that they can devote the franchise expenditures to producing a quality vehicle that people want to buy. Palm is not competing to be the lowest cost producer (which is where the philosophy of “SELL the stuff” belongs), but to be successful in the quality-conscious smartphone market (where Windows Mobile’s philosophy of “SELL the stuff” is hurting Microsoft). Verizon cripples its smartphones (like the Storm) in ways that would hurt Palm in the long run.

  • Paul Johnson

    Dave, Chrysler dumping dealers will net them higher sales if it means that they can devote the franchise expenditures to producing a quality vehicle that people want to buy. Palm is not competing to be the lowest cost producer (which is where the philosophy of “SELL the stuff” belongs), but to be successful in the quality-conscious smartphone market (where Windows Mobile’s philosophy of “SELL the stuff” is hurting Microsoft). Verizon cripples its smartphones (like the Storm) in ways that would hurt Palm in the long run.

  • Paul Johnson

    Dave, Chrysler dumping dealers will net them higher sales if it means that they can devote the franchise expenditures to producing a quality vehicle that people want to buy. Palm is not competing to be the lowest cost producer (which is where the philosophy of “SELL the stuff” belongs), but to be successful in the quality-conscious smartphone market (where Windows Mobile’s philosophy of “SELL the stuff” is hurting Microsoft). Verizon cripples its smartphones (like the Storm) in ways that would hurt Palm in the long run.